Hotel owners find it difficult to come up with new ideas on how to surprise their guests, but luckily there are still hotels and resorts out there that still offer unique accommodations.

If you are searching for something with a bit character during your next trip to the Philippines, check out this list of our most favorites. Stay in floating cottages or right by the waterfalls, and feel as if your life is in a storybook.

Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort, Laguna


Only a couple of hours away from Manila, Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort located in San Pablo, Laguna is one of the best escapes if you want to get away from the city’s pollution and commotion. It is famous for its waterfalls restaurant in a self-contained working coconut plantation. By staying here you will appreciate the beauty of nature and you will be able to experience simple living a province life without actually going too far from the city.

Eco Saddle Caliraya (Mt. Carmel), Laguna


One of the most underrated destinations in South Luzon is Caliraya Lake located in the municipalities of Lumban, Cavinti, and Kalayaan in Laguna province. Caliraya Lake is a man-made created to stand as an outlet from a big flat plateau area providing a water reservoir for producing hydroelectric power for Southern Luzon. And though there have been quite a lot of accommodation options in the area, one that is becoming popular is the Eco Saddle’s cottage that floats around Caliraya Lake.

Sanctuary Treehouses, Busuanga


If you are an adult who loves fantasy, then this place is for you. It’s about 45 kilometers away from Coron, which makes the place a hideaway from other tourists who also want to experience the beauty of the island. The tree houses which offer breathtaking views will remind you of the Hobbit Houses. Literally, everything is made of stone and rocks.

Palawan Secret Cruise, Palawan


The only floating hotel around El Nido. This houseboat will sail you on an endless cruise through the incredible and unspoiled Bacuit Bay around the island of El Nido. Accommodates 12 and offers free Wi-Fi, comfortable bedding, a complimentary drink. sundeck, a bar, and a whole lot more!

Every day is a new adventure when you stay in these unique accommodations. If you want to add a place in this list, do let us know in the comments section below!